Adventurer Mark Jenkins Presents ‘Climbing Everest’ Oct. 1 in Casper
September 23, 2013 — University of Wyoming writer-in-residence Mark Jenkins will present “Climbing Everest” Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. in Casper College’s Wold Physical Science Building Room 103. The event is free and open to the public.
Jenkins is an international alpinist, a critically acclaimed author, and a field staff writer for National Geographic. His talk is part of the World to Wyoming Lecture Series sponsored by the UW Office of Academic Affairs, UW Global and Area Studies, UW Outreach School and Casper College.
Jenkins climbed Mount Everest in the spring of 2012. In his talk, he explains Everest’s past and present, and how the meaning of climbing the mountain has evolved.
Earth’s most iconic mountain, Everest has been the scene of triumph and tragedy for almost a century. From the first attempt to climb it in 1922, to the first ascent in 1953, to the first oxygenless ascent in 1978, the world’s highest peak has represented chance and challenge, controversy and contradiction.